I Was Here 2.0

So today I was inspired to right about being rich in life. I am really rich. I had a conversation with my mom that I think very few people ever have with their parents. My mom asked me, if I died, what do I want.  I can even remember that I was standing in the kitchen of her house. After she asked I was in shock for a second. I guess as a parent me being on the road and doing what I am doing, that is a realistic fear. I Here is what I told her:

The basics:

  • Donate as much of me as you can of me to help others.
  • I don’t want to be put in the ground and I don’t want a funeral. I want a party with funny stories, lots of laughs, tears, and please embarrass the shit out of me. Make sure to use technology because I have friends ALL over and no way you can get them all in one place.
  • The things that I own, give them to those that need/want them most in the family and if any is leftover, give it to friends.
  • The money can go to whatever will make the biggest difference in someone else’s life. If it is someone that I know, even better.
  • I didn’t say this to her but I want bacon, and ice cream involved in some way!

MOST IMPORTANT:

  • Make sure that people know I lived life. That is more than what most people can say about their life. So even though my physical body is gone, my spirit lives on in the lives I touched along the way. Make sure that people know that they are what meant the world to me.
  • The words of this song describes me exactly as I want people to know:

I Was Here

I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time
Know there was something that, meant something that I left behind
When I leave this world, I’ll leave no regrets
Leave something to remember, so they won’t forget

I was here
I lived, I loved
I was here
I did, I’ve done everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here

I want to say I lived each day, until I died
And know that I meant something in, somebody’s life
The hearts I have touched, will be the proof that I leave
That I made a difference, and this world will see

I was here
I lived, I loved
I was here
I did, I’ve done everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here
I lived, I loved
I was here
I did, I’ve done everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here

I just want them to know
That I gave my all, did my best
Brought someone some happiness
Left this world a little better just because

I was here

I was here
I lived, I loved
I was here
I did, I’ve done everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I wanna leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here
I lived (I lived), I loved
I was here
I did (I did), I’ve done
I was here
I lived (I lived), I loved (I loved)
I was here (oh)
I did, I’ve done

I was here

 

It reminded me of this story:

“Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of us has such a bank. Its name is time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “tomorrow”. You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success. The clock is running. Make the most of today.”

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.

And remember, time waits for no one.
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.

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